My art life and my work

meAfter graduating with an BFA in Interior Design at Western Carolina University I was employed as an Interior Designer for several years with Broyhill Furniture in Lenoir, NC and Little & Associates Architects in Charlotte, NC. I continued to further my interest in the fiber arts by weaving and designing textiles while attending programs that included: Penland School of Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, and Arrowmont to name a few. I then decided to return to graduate school where I received my MFA in Art and Design at Winthrop University. I continued to explore the fiber arts and exhibited my artwork throughout the Carolinas, Georgia, New York, and Washington D.C. I began to teach art & design in the Carolinas and also acquired some interesting commissions such as designing two Hot air balloons for a south Florida lawyer.  The perk from this project was being a participant in test flying the balloons in France, Italy, and Switzerland.  A need to be near my family brought me back to Florida where I lived until my move to California the fall of 2012.

I taught at Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and finally for 15 years at Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale.  I continued to work in fiber and exhibited my art at the Broward Art Guild Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Broward College, Borders Books, Art Serve, Uncommon Gallery, Art Fusion Galleries, with Artists Doing Business As… and at the Ft. Lauderdale airport.
I continued to teach 2-D Design, Art Appreciation, Drawing and Color Theory at Broward College until my move to California.

I now teach to seniors at Vivante on the Coast, an assisted living community, and at other local art venues. I believe my artwork and my teaching have been greatly influenced by my love of color and design and my many life adventures.